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  America on the Move | Ford Model T
1913 Ford Model T, arriving at the Smithsonian in 1935.
The museum's Model T was purchased new for $600 in Rochester, N.Y., in 1913.
The Model T was cheap by comparison to other early automobiles, and that fact, coupled with its availability and its relative dependability, made motoring an option for many people who had initially been priced out of the market.
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  Science Fair Projects - Ford Model T
The Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie and the Flivver) was an automobile produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from 1908 through 1928.
The Model T was a great commercial success, and for years in the late 1910s and early 1920s it was estimated that more than half of all motorcars in existence in the world were Model T Fords.
Many Model T parts are still manufactured today, particularly fibreglass replicas of their distinctive bodies, which are popular for T-bucket style hot rods (as immortalized in the Jan and Dean surf music song, "Bucket T", which was later recorded by The Who).
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Ford_Model_T   (811 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
The revolutionary Model T assembly line was introduced to Ford Motor Company by William C. Klann upon his return from visiting a Chicago slaughterhouse and viewing what was referred to the "disassembly line" where animals were butchered as they moved along a conveyor.
Model T suspension employed a transversely mounted semi-elliptical spring for each of the front and rear axles, which were "live," i.e., not an independent suspension.
Many steel Model T parts are still manufactured today, and even fiberglass replicas of their distinctive bodies, which are popular for T-bucket style hot rods (as immortalized in the Jan and Dean surf music song "Bucket T," which was later recorded by The Who).
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Ford_Model_T   (2564 words)

  
 Musclecarclub.com - Ford Model T
Sales of the "Tin Lizzie," or "flivver," as the T was known, were boosted by promotional activities ranging from a fl-tie "Ford Clinic" in New York, where a team of mechanics showcased the car, to Model T rodeos out west, in which cowboys riding in Fords tried to rope calves.
Ford gained complete control of the company at a cost of $125 million -- $106 million of the stock, plus $19 million for the court-ordered dividend -- a fantastic outlay that he financed with a $75 million loan from two eastern banks.
When the last Model T rolled off the assembly line, it was not the end of an era, it was still the very dawn of the one that the little car had inaugurated.
www.musclecarclub.com /other-cars/classic/ford-model-t/ford-model-t.shtml   (4339 words)

  
 Musclecarclub.com - Ford Model T
Sales of the "Tin Lizzie," or "flivver," as the T was known, were boosted by promotional activities ranging from a fl-tie "Ford Clinic" in New York, where a team of mechanics showcased the car, to Model T rodeos out west, in which cowboys riding in Fords tried to rope calves.
Ford gained complete control of the company at a cost of $125 million -- $106 million of the stock, plus $19 million for the court-ordered dividend -- a fantastic outlay that he financed with a $75 million loan from two eastern banks.
When the last Model T rolled off the assembly line, it was not the end of an era, it was still the very dawn of the one that the little car had inaugurated.
musclecarclub.com /other-cars/classic/ford-model-t/ford-model-t.shtml   (4339 words)

  
 Ford Model-T
Ford served as president of the Ford Motor Company from 1906 to 1919 and from 1943 to 1945.
In 1927 the last Model T and the first new Model A were produced, followed in 1932 by the first Ford V-8.
Once Ford realized the tremendous part he and his Model T automobile had played in bringing about this change, he wanted nothing more than to reverse it, or at least to recapture the rural values of his boyhood.
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 Inside Line: Ford Model T to Ford Crown Victoria -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
The 1913 Model T was again restyled and the three-door Touring model (one door on the left, two on the right) was added and would become the mainstay of the line.
In appearance, the Model A was a natural progression from the T with gently arched fenders and a grille featuring a slight dip at the top of its face where the Ford logo was implanted.
Ford's new chassis for the 1965 full-size model line eliminated the semielliptical leaf springs that had been the basic rear suspension since '49 in favor of coil springs for the solid rear axle.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/Features/articleId=93327   (5851 words)

  
 Henry Ford Changes the World, 1908
Henry Ford did not invent the car; he produced an automobile that was within the economic reach of the average American.
With the introduction and perfection of the process, Ford was able to reduce the assembly time of a Model T from twelve and a half hours to less than six hours.
Ford could apply to new ideas and his ability to simplify seemingly complicated problems that made him the pioneer he was.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /ford.htm   (1946 words)

  
 Ford Motor Company
Model Ts manufactured from 1908 through 1916 had brass radiator jackets, while the 1917 through 1925 cars had fl-painted radiator shells and the 1926 and 1927 cars, the final two years of production, had nickel-plated radiator shells.
Almost revolutionary when she first appeared, the T was obsolete and behind the times at the time of its demise; no matter what it had accomplished, it had failed to change with the times it itself had forced to change, so it was supplanted by the famed Model A for the 1928 season.
When the T entered production in 1908, the Ford Motor Company quickly became one of the largest manufacturing concerns in the world; it was not long before a full-scale assembly line was operating in Windsor and subsidiary plants set up across the country, including a plant in Winnipeg.
www.mbautomuseum.com /Tour/Ford.htm   (845 words)

  
 CanadianDriver: Ford Model T
During the Model T era Ford defeated the monopolistic Selden patent (1911), introduced the moving automobile assembly line (1913), and instituted the $5 per day wage (1914).
As the models marched through the alphabet, many of the cars had bigger engines and longer wheelbases; by 1906 the Model K was an expensive ($2,500) six-cylinder automobile.
Steering was another novel idea on the Model T. Instead of mounting a conventional gearbox at the bottom of the steering column, Henry fitted a small planetary gearset under the steering wheel.
www.canadiandriver.com /articles/bv/modelt.htm   (876 words)

  
 EconEdLink | EconomicsMinute | Henry Ford and the Model T: A Case Study in Productivity (Part 1)
When Henry Ford announced he was going to produce an automobile that would be affordable to the masses, he probably did not realize what a great impact his achievement would have on life in the United States and, eventually, the world.
Ford and his company ' s engineers designed a car named the Model T. First offered for sale in 1908, the Model T was produced like other cars—one vehicle at a time.
Parts were attached to a moving Model T chassis in order, from axles at the beginning to bodies at the end of the line.
www.econedlink.org /lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM668&page=teacher   (2894 words)

  
 Ford Model T to Ford Crown Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
But surprisingly, the 1909 Model T and 2003 Crown Victoria still have more than the Ford script logo on their grilles and four wheels and tires in common.
The very first Model Ts had flat-topped fenders, brass radiators and bodies made from wood, and things like windshields and tops were optional on open cars.
Every Model T innovation along the car's evolution was aimed at making it simpler, cheaper to build, easier to manufacture in vast quantities or more affordable for the average American.
www.edmunds.com /apps/vdpcontainers/do/vdp/articleId=93327/pageNumber=1   (5832 words)

  
 Vintage Car Profiles: 1925 Ford Model T Touring - Popular Mechanics
It is almost impossible to overestimate the value of the Model T in the early 20th century.
Ford's Highland Park plant turned out 78,440 Model T's in 1912, 168,220 in 1913, and more than 500,000 units three years later as Ford's moving assembly line was refined.
For this, the Model T became a loved machine and was forever etched into the American pysche.
www.popularmechanics.com /automotive/reader_rides/1271681.html   (499 words)

  
 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 2 Door Hardtop
Ford produced the Model T from 1908 through 1927 and sold more than 15 million of them.
The T started out at $850 but in later years was sold for as little as $260 due to the savings gained from mass production.
The new Model T in these photos was patterned after the 1914 Model T Touring.
www.familycar.com /Classics/ModelT   (513 words)

  
 Ford Model T - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile came into popular usage.
The production model immediately before the Model T was the Ford Model S [2], an upgraded version of the company's largest success to that point, the Model N.
The Model T was a rear-wheel drive vehicle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ford_Model_T   (2262 words)

  
 Model T Ford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
In 1903, the Ford Motor Company was established during a period were the automobile was more of a rich man's toy, symbolizing wealth and class in society.
Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company changed all this with the Ford Model T. The Model T was developed to become not just a product of consumption but a stepping stone to put all Americans on wheels.
He brought the most expensive steel, which were only made on French luxury cars at the time, into the body of the model T. This is why they would never break, because conventual cars would use 60,000 pounds of tensile strength, but in the Model T their was 170,000 pounds of tensile strength.
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It was bought in San Francisco in the Mission district near the corner of 23rd and Mission St. where you would have found the Model T Ford plant.
This Model T Ford was shown a few times and used to get to work on occasion as well as for going up north into the Russian River area.
It was told that in the summer of 2003 the month or May a group of folks were going to drive Model T's from California to Detroit for a 100 year birthday celebration of Henry Ford.
www.modeltford.net   (949 words)

  
 SR.com: Formerly futuristic Taurus going extinct
After 21 years and sales of nearly 7 million cars, Ford Motor Co. is giving up on what some call the most influential automobile since Henry Ford's Model T. The Taurus is credited with moving America away from boxy V-8 powered gas-guzzling bedrooms-on-wheels to aerodynamic, more efficient cars with crisper handling.
To many, the Taurus' death was slow and painful as Ford in recent years abandoned the car that saved the company, focusing instead on high-profit trucks and sport utility vehicles.
Ford was losing billions in the early 1980s when Taurus was just an idea.
www.spokesmanreview.com /tools/story_pf.asp?ID=156055   (884 words)

  
 Inventor Henry Ford Biography
Ford was inspired by the meat-packing houses of Chicago and a grain mill conveyor belt he had seen.
Ford called in Frederick Winslow Taylor, the creator of "scientific management," to do time and motion studies to determine the exact speed at which the work should proceed and the exact motions workers should use to accomplish their tasks.
Ford was called "a traitor to his class" by other industrialists and professionals, but he held firm in believing that well-paid workers would put up with dull work, be loyal, and buy his cars.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventors/ford.htm   (4666 words)

  
 The Model T Ford - Model T Ford Register GB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
The first product in 1903 was the Model A and a variety of models followed prior to the introduction of their most successful product ever, the Model T in September 1908.
The Trafford Park factory initially started assembling Model Ts in 1911, importing the major mechanical parts from Detroit and using local suppliers for bodies etc. Over the production period, apart from right hand drive models, various modifications were also made to make the Model T more appealing to the British buyer.
Model T car sales in Britain were hit by the restrictive horsepower tax in the early 20s but commercial versions continued to sell well and became Britain's best selling light commercial vehicle of the period.
www.t-ford.co.uk /car.htm   (712 words)

  
 Media.Ford.com: Model T Facts
The Model T was introduced on Oct. 1, 1908.
Henry Ford called the Model T "the universal car," a low-cost, reliable vehicle that could be maintained easily and could successfully travel the poor roads of the era.
The Model T came in nine body styles, all on the same chassis.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=858   (281 words)

  
 MySA.com: Business
Ford used the same two-vehicle strategy to replace the Sable, introducing the Montego for 2005, a version of the Ford Five Hundred, and the Milan for 2006, a version of the Ford Fusion.
Ford says it has no plans to introduce a new Taurus, although with new management at the helm, anything is possible.
The 1998 Ford Taurus still had an oval rear window, a major turnoff for consumers, but it was less dramatic than on the '96 and '97 models.
www.mysanantonio.com /business/stories/MYSA110506.1F.SundayDrive.1ffdede.html   (1424 words)

  
 Ford Model T Collectors and Restorers - Brass Era Motorcars - The Frontenac Motor Company
Henry Ford called his Model T The Universal Car and he firmly believed that there was no need for further development in motorcars as he had perfected the modern automobile.
Henry Ford may have been overstating the facts here, but his Model T and the Ford Motor Company did change the world.
Before the end of the second decade of the twentieth century, more than one half of all the cars in the entire world were Model T Fords.
www.modelt.ca /background-fs.html   (158 words)

  
 Search: Henry Ford the Model T
Henry Ford invented the assembly line for automobile manufacturing - Model T - and invented a transmission mechanism and popularized the gas-powered car.
On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the fifteen millionth Model T Ford roll off the...
Henry Ford realized his dream of producing an automobile that was reasonably priced, reliable, and efficient with the introduction of the Model T in 1908.
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